Temple Israel of Lawrence to host anti-Semitism talk

With anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise, up 57 percent in 2017 from the previous year — a record jump for a one-year period according to the Anti-Defamation League — Temple Israel of Lawrence will host a talk and a question and answer session with Michael D. Cohen, eastern director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

Atlantic Beach cultivates a community garden

The Village of Atlantic Beach is opening a community garden this summer. The village is installing 10 raised beds, including one specifically for children and another four-foot by four-foot bed that is wheelchair accessible, just south of the Atlantic Beach Tennis Center, and across the street from Village Hall on The Plaza.

Inwood-based Laundrylux succeeds in a unique industry

A unique family business now its third generation of leadership and headquartered in Inwood brings a distinctive perspective to the commercial laundry equipment industry.

Nassau County is lead agency on proposed Woodmere Club project

The Nassau County Department of Public Works Planning Commission on Jan. 31 named itself the lead agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act study on the proposed development of the Woodmere Club.

Ringing in the Year of the Pig at Lawrence Primary School

“Gung hay fat choy,” the Cantonese phrase that literally translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity,” is a standard way of saying Happy New Year in China.

Championship dreams for LWA

Two years removed from a victory in the Private Schools Athletic Association title game, the Lawrence Woodmere Academy girls are hoping to cap off the 2018-19 …

Kids work the dough at Chabad of the Five Towns challah bake

Children from 5 to 13 kneaded, manipulated and molded the dough needed to make the traditional Jewish bread — challah — at the Mega Kids Challah and Babka Bake at The Brandeis School in Lawrence on Feb. 3.

Seasons has new owners

The son of a rabbi who was known for owning an iconic kosher deli on Manhattan’s Lower East Side now owns the nation’s largest kosher supermarket chain. Joseph Bistritzky, his family and a group of investors are the new owners of the six-store Seasons franchise, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last fall.

HAFTR Highlights

Hawks hoops it up, go clubbing and sport their skills

After Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns High School students returned on Jan. 28 from a well-deserved vacation the second semester began with a bang.

Cleaning up spills, preserving the wildlife at The Brandeis school in Lawrence

Fourth-graders in Donna Weiss’s class at The Brandeis school in Lawrence were posed the question: How can we clean up oil spills from our waters to save wildlife?

Grooming their business for success in Hewlett

Artistic Men’s Grooming at 1217 Broadway in Hewlett hosted a traditional grand opening ribbon-cutting in the afternoon and then held a grand opening soiree with kosher cocktails and hors d’oevre and music at 7 p.m., on Feb. 7.

Ringing in the Year of the Pig at Lawrence Primary School

“Gung hay fat choy,” the Cantonese phrase that literally translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity,” is a standard way of saying Happy New Year in China.